Welcome to Winter Park! A location known for its supportive business environment and supreme quality of life. Local businesses, established and preserved through generations, have become a accompaniment to new companies relocating to this distinctive community, each bringing their own unique story. Boasting a favorable taxing structure and a competitively low property tax rates, Winter Park is an advantageous location for any company. The city supports its businesses by offering several services including public safety, business assistance, and building services.

For more information on how to start a business, visit the Florida Department of State’s Steps to Start a Business.

Submit completed business certificate application, copy of Fire Inspection Report and if applicable, the Corporate Information Form, and a copy of your state professional certification(s) to the Building & Permitting Services Department located on the second floor of City Hall, or by email to permits@cityofwinterpark.org.

Please note: Submitting an application does not permit the applicant to operate or engage in business.

Submit completed business certificate application, signed and completed home-based business regulations, and if applicable, a copy of your state professional certification(s) to the Building & Permitting Services Department located on the second floor of City Hall, or by email to permits@cityofwinterpark.org.

Please note: Submitting an application does not permit the applicant to operate or engage in business.

Submit completed restaurant & food establishment business certificate application, copy of Fire Inspection Report, and if applicable, industrial waste report, State of Florida Restaurant License, Site Plan showing all seating on-site, a copy of menu offerings, alcohol beverage/after hours application, and/or Sidewalk Café Permit application to the Building & Permitting Services Department located on the second floor of City Hall, or by email to permits@cityofwinterpark.org.

Please note: Submitting an application does not permit the applicant to operate or engage in business.

Submit completed business certificate application, copy of Fire Inspection Report, and if applicable, the Corporate Information Form, and a copy of your state professional certification(s) to the Building & Permitting Services Department located on the second floor of City Hall, or by email to permits@cityofwinterpark.org.

Please note: Submitting an application does not permit the applicant to operate or engage in business.

If you wish to change your mailing address only (physical business location has not changed), please contact the Building & Services Department at 407-599-3237 or permits@cityofwinterpark.org.

If you will be closing your business, please send a written request for your business certificate to be inactivated to the Building & Services Department at permits@cityofwinterpark.org or by mail to Attn: Business Certificates, City of Winter Park, 401 South Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789.

Business Certificate Fire Inspection Request Line: 407-599-3612

For all other Business Certificate questions: 407-599-3364

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